French choreographer and dancer Angelin Preljocaj was born in Sucy-en-Brie in south-eastern Paris on 19 January 1957 to Albanian parents, five days after they escaped from the then-communist country.
He studied with Merce Cunningham in New York and danced for Dominique Bagouet in Montpelier before founding his own dance company Ballet Preljocaj in 1984.
He has created more than fifty choreographic works, collaborating with other artists in various fields. His first full-length feature film, Polina, danser sa vie, made with Valérie Müller, was released in 2016.
Ensemble. Preljocaj is Back in Rome - Giuseppe Pennisi reports on two contemporary ballets at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Ensemble. A Superb Mix of Music and Visuals - 'Snow White' danced to music by Gustav Mahler, experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
DVD Spotlight. A Mixed Bag - Ballets choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj, reviewed by Howard Smith. 'Apart from the galvanised buckets it's all effectively eye-catching ...'